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Subject: Okay... Tide of Iron GeekGuy? What's up with that? rss

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David Reed
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Just noticed the GeekGuy change his clothes in for camo. Any speculations as to what new contest or promotion is coming?
 
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Maybe Aldie is just excited about Tide of Iron being released.
 
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Thanks for saying something, I'm missing it. I guess because I use the beta layout rather than the New Menus layout.

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Effective advertising.
 
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It's a paid ad.
 
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Is it just sensitive old liberal me or does anyone else feel discomfort at the sight of the smiley Boardgamegeek kid in WWII German Army uniform?
 
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Andy Parsons wrote:
Is it just sensitive old liberal me or does anyone else feel discomfort at the sight of the smiley Boardgamegeek kid in WWII German Army uniform?


Interesting, here's the one I'm seeing



Looks like you're seeing this one.



Ah, german one came up finally after refreshing a few times.
 
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Andy Parsons wrote:
Is it just sensitive old liberal me or does anyone else feel discomfort at the sight of the smiley Boardgamegeek kid in WWII German Army uniform?


I struggled with this for a while, and asked Ryan to defuse with some humor and give him the monocle.
 
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Alright, I'm going to reveal just how geeky I am here, but are there large versions of these images anywhere?

Say, for example, I had a friend who fancied using one of these images as his Windows wallpaper. Further suppose my his laptop has a max resolution of 1024x768. A suitable size would then need to have a height of 300 to around 600 pixels. Surely the masterful artist who produces these works on a larger size?

In the interests of not offending/disturbing anyone, I would be thrilled with either uniform.

Edit: That's "either uniform depicted on the geek guy". I don't really want one of those uniforms. Then again, if you have one spare....
 
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I uploaded high resolution images of the geeks to my gallery.




Oh - and it's not nazi.
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Aldie wrote:
Oh - and it's not nazi.


Right on -- it's Wermacht!
 
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I can`t stand both of them - I`m happy if he is a civilian again.

Laughing storm troops of whatever army are nothing I want to see here. yuk

Especially used as an ad.

Make it get lost and make the upper left corner more colourful again, please.
 
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I like them.
 
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Me too. They are humorous. Chill pill time.
 
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If it really bothers you, you could switch your layout to the beta one where it doesn't show up.

My Geek--> Account--> Change Layout

The bonus is that the Beta layout is much better imho.

Given Aldie's & my differing opinions on the best layout for the front page and the profile page, I have concluded that if the situation ever presents itself, he & I should never attempt to arrange furniture together.
 
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Jatoha wrote:
If it really bothers you, you could switch your layout to the beta one where it doesn't show up.

My Geek--> Account--> Change Layout


Thanks a lot for the hint! Now he`s nice again.
 
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I think they're great! Cool ad!
 
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Aldie wrote:
I uploaded high resolution images of the geeks to my gallery.




Oh - and it's not nazi.


That IS and important distinction. My wife's grandfather fought for the German army in WWII. He'd never talk about it. And now he is gone. But he was without a doubt NOT a Nazi. I think it is a fun promotion.
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Thanks Aldie!

I tried to find one on the clothing page and, when I saw the watermark saying "Sample", I realised it was pretty cheeky to ask for them in the first place. Thank you for providing them anyway! I promise to use them responsibly.

I have uploaded a screenshot to my gallery to show how good he looks as my desktop wallpaper:



Thanks again, it is much appreciated!
 
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